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acculturation

 [ah-kul″cher-a´shun]
the process of adapting or learning to take on selected behaviors of another group; change generally occurs between both cultures that are in contact.

acculturation

[əkul′chərā′shən]
1 the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of a different population group.
2 the modification of the culture of a group resulting from association with another group.

acculturation

The process of incorporating the culture, mores and values of another group; the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) that results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While acculturation is in theory bilateral, in most instances the minority culture becomes integrated into the population’s majority culture.

Acculturation

A term which is generally defined as the exchange of cultural features (traditions, values, or religious beliefs comprising the way of life) which results when groups of individuals from different cultures come into continuous direct contact, resulting in an alteration in the cultural patterns of one or both groups. While, theoretically, acculturation can work in both directions, the norm is that the minority population is assimilated into the population’s dominant majority.

ac·cul·tur·a·tion

(ă-kŭl'chŭr-ā'shŭn)
Adaptation by a person or group to customs, values, beliefs, and behaviors of a new country or culture.
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This effect was attributable to the larger presence of less acculturated Latinos in the school rather than to the proportional representation of more acculturated Latino students or Latinos as a whole.
More specifically, we expect that when compared with young women who are less acculturated, young women who are highly acculturated will have higher odds of having had sexual intercourse.
Acculturated Hispanic shoppers incorporate more "American" values into their shopping behavior and tend to shop at channels that offer convenience and efficiency.
Contending that eunuchs were acculturated to the role of perfect servant, Ringrose herself acknowledges the lack of good evidence for the training of eunuchs (but strangely does not harness comparative evidence, such as the training of Ottoman eunuchs).
To Rene Girard's conclusion, that the crucified Jesus marks a historic break with scapegoating as society's attempt to contain primordial violence, Bartlett adds that Christianity itself became acculturated to the ethos of mimetic violence.
The difference in participation rates are especially pronounced in less acculturated households.
Those who were less acculturated reported that they believed treatment does not cure breast cancer and that they avoided discussing the disease.
Both women speak so highly of how hospitable the Iranians are and tell how they became acculturated to being covered up around men.
The novel is peppered with Indian proverbs and aphorisms--mostly sardonic--that question the observation of the acculturated Uncle Charles that India is "the land of opportunities" in which the native peoples value "material enjoyment and fulfilment.
At the same time, even if a numerical majority of self-identified gay people are fully acculturated in this way, what are we to say about those who continue to see themselves as sexual outlaws or as members of an oppressed minority, or both?
The common understanding is that it's best to target Hispanic markets in Spanish, but 66% of the Hispanic population is partially acculturated, meaning they have some working knowledge of English," said Villasenor of Ketchum Markets Group.